During the New Delhi meeting, I made a presentation on ICANN’s goal of creating a documented, consistent policy that makes it clear when, for whom, and how ICANN will provide travel support for volunteers who make ICANN’s community-based work possible.
While lots of valuable input came from that meeting, I made a commitment to host an online forum to collect further input. While this is not a formal ICANN process, input is being sought and will be used in the spirit of ICANN’s commitment to openness and transparency.
That forum is now open and will be open for comments until 17 April 2008.
Though more of a discussion vehicle than articulating any particular views, the PowerPoint presentation [pdf] from the Delhi session, which includes the budgetary impact of various support options, is available online, as well as a transcript of the session.
Please share your thoughts and help ICANN update current policies, develop a consistent approach to participation and travel support, and determine what is sustainable and reasonable in terms of the budget.